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Bingewatching
« on: April 04, 2021, 02:42:59 AM »
About streaming services, personally I love that you can watch whenever is convenient for you because different people have different schedules. However I actually am not that much of a fan of them releasing all episodes at once so they can be bingewatched. For old shows it's fine but for new releases it kinda takes away from the experience and my involvement. It takes away the anticipation of waiting for the  next part and theorising and such.

Oh and I also don't like how they sometimes only have season 2 or something of a show.
I do agree with the eager anticipation of waiting for the weekly release of a new episode.  It was fun looking forward to that day, and give you enough time to think about what happened last week.  Watching things back to back to back causes a lot of minor details to fall through the cracks as they're replaced by a constant stream of new content.

That being said, bingwatching is certainly more convenient, but I think you can get burned out on a series a lot faster.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 03:18:52 AM »
I agree that releasing new episodes once a week is better.  You get more time to process each episode before moving on to the next one, without going into overload.

Oh and I also don't like how they sometimes only have season 2 or something of a show.
I get that a lot >_< Even with conventional TV.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 03:45:18 AM »
Yeah, some programs seem to have a few episodes they like to rerun a lot.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2021, 03:54:11 AM »
Some shows do needed to take a breather and slow down on producing episodes. I remember when I used to watch Adventure time they would end a season than 2 or 3 weeks later start the new season. This makes me not want to start watching a show because they have 2 million episodes, and I lose interest if the wait isn't long enough to be excited about.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 04:33:53 AM »
And then at the other end, you have Steven Universe where hiatuses are prolonged and seemingly random. And then they dump five episodes all at once so some get lost in the chaos.

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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 05:07:38 AM »
The best way to handle broadcasts would be one new episode every week (or maybe two, if the episodes are short enough), and mid-season breaks lasting no more than three weeks, longer only if between seasons.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2021, 05:28:06 AM »
The Lion Guard had such a weird and long schedule as well and it's not very favourable either.

The best way to handle broadcasts would be one new episode every week (or maybe two, if the episodes are short enough), and mid-season breaks lasting no more than three weeks, longer only if between seasons.
^basically a schedule like that sounds best indeed.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2021, 06:23:01 AM »
Yeah, that's a sensible way to handle things.

Unfortunately, network TV is completely losing its mind as it slowly dies.

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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2021, 06:56:07 AM »
Sadly it would seem so. I hardly watch tv anymore as is now anyway. A lot of my colleagues don't even have tv anymore.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2021, 07:12:07 AM »
I still do, but honstly, out of the 140-something channels in my package, only 20 or so actually amount to anything.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2021, 07:29:11 AM »
:0 that us a lot of channels

We have like 15 maybe?  But we don't have digital so maybe that's why. I do miss having the BBC tho.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 07:49:29 AM »
We don't get cable anymore, since none of the rotating renters of our third floor apartment want it these days.

A lot of channels and a lot of what amounts to dead air.

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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2021, 04:44:45 AM »
I did wish there where move cartoons on regular tv in America. Recently The Flintstones was added to a channel called MeTV (they air a lot of 60s shows )
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2021, 05:18:45 AM »
There is a fair amount of cartoons on regular TV in Canada, largely thanks to the CBC.  But with the private broadcasters, pretty much the only cartoons you get are endless reruns of The Simpsons; for anything else you need special cable channels.
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Re: Bingewatching
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2021, 05:50:00 AM »
There used to be a lot of cartoons available on tv when I was young  but these days there is hardly anything on. You need Disney Channel or Nickleodeon or something. (Besides the Belgian kids channel Ketnet but that has gone down in quality a LOT as well).

We do have cable but not "digital tv" which includes way more channels. So no sattelite dish or anything^^
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